Weekly Brief: February 11th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Kirsten the Riveter
When Senator Gillibrand isn't too busy being a badass and fighting for paid family leave, she being a badass and calling for more women in politics. You heard her! Ask a woman to run TODAY.
It's On Them
POTUS delivered a powerful violence against women PSA on music's biggest night, saying "it's not okay and it has to stop." You know what else 'isn't okay and has to stop?' Awarding the guys who do that.
Some lucky law students had the pleasure of hearing Ruth Bader Ginsburg say "people ask me sometimes, when will there be enough women on the Court? And my answer is: When there are nine.” *Drops mic*
La La La Can't Hear You
Elizabeth Warren has said many times that she will not run in 2016...and no one wants to hear it. Seriously, Warren. None. Of. Us. Are. Listening.
The Truth Hurts
The sad truth is that women help more at work but benefit less from it. Sounds fair to me. Let me work more...and earn less in the process. Win. Win.
They Were (Kinda) The Best Of Times?
Women are starting businesses at twice the rate than men, so are these the best of times for women entrepreneurs? Yes and no. Yes, because they are. No, because they could be WAY better.
Who Run The World? Reese
Reese Witherspoon started her own production company because women in Hollywood deserve better. Reese, I would say you deserve better—but I saw 'Wild' and you're killin' it.
Ask Her More
Women athletes are tired of sexist questions like "can you give us a little twirl?" Seriously, people are STILL asking gals to spin around for them after they finish competing. Pretty sure no one asked Tom Brady to do that after the Super Bowl.
Be My Galentine?
Valentine's Day (but more importantly, Galentine's Day) is coming—so why not send some love my way? Or you could subscribe to this weekly newsletter and I'll keep you up-to-date on women in politics. Your call. MsRep loves ya either way.